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STRICTLY A SHARPSHOOTER, 1941

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Painting for American Magazine story illustration, June 1941. Norman Rockwell Museum Collection.

In this short story by D. D. Beauchamp for the June 1941 issue of American Magazine, a gold-digging girl friend of a young boxer encourages him to fight a match against a seasoned fighter for the promise of big winnings. When he loses the fight, her true colors are revealed as she yells out her rejection of him. Living in Vermont, a long distance from urban environments that Rockwell continued to use in many of his illustrations, Rockwell often traveled to find the right settings. In this case he went to a boxing club at Columbus Circle in New York and studied the smoke-filled atmosphere and the types of people who frequented the club.

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